amt 1969 corvair

im building an amt 69 corvair, i found pics for paint colors of most
everything except what color the engine block should be. anyone know?
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Shawn
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I went here:
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and followed the link for picture of the engine. Couldn't see much; it looks aluminum to me, but I could be wrong. Have you tried going to eBay and seeing if anyone is selling a Corvair? They might have phots of the engine included in the auction site.
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Old Timer
the only thing that can really be seen of the engine is the shroud covering the whole top of the engine
Reply to
Shawn
actually what your seeing as aluminum is a black painted shroud housing the cooling fan on top of the engine, the shroud covers the whole top of the engine, i googled for engine pics before asking here but can find nothing showing the color of the block itself
Reply to
Shawn
I helped a friend rebuild his corvair engine. IIRC, the block was dark aluminum. (like American Mag wheels of the era) To duplicate the color, you can mix a very small amount of black paint with some aluminum paint.
Hope this helps, Dave Ambrose
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Dave Ambrose
Or use one of the darker Testors Metalizers, like Magniesium or Titanium.
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Old Timer
thanks for the info, also, what should the trans be? aluminum?
Reply to
Shawn
Yes. It was oily aluminum.
Cheers, Dave Ambrose
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Dave Ambrose
Yeah, took mine apart once. crankcase is aluminum, unpolished. Cylinder barrels are iron, somewhat rust colored. heads are aluminum, again unpolished. sheet metal surrounding the thing is black. trans case is aluminum.
Reply to
z
Yeah, and the whole thing should be covered with a light wash of motor oil from the leaky push rod tubes.
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Eric Houkal
As should the driver, with the heater on.
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z

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